County commits to 6% COLA

County employees will find themselves earning a bit more later this year after the Sweetwater County Commissioners committed to providing a 6% cost of living adjustment.

The adjustment will amount to an additional $1.4 million earmarked for employee salaries during the next budget year. The group is concerned about the impacts of high inflation on employees and the fact that they haven’t seen a significant cost of living allocation in several years.

Commissioner Randy Wendling said employee salaries have fallen behind between 8-12% and would like to see a system that keeps employee wages in li...


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